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Software Engineering with a Project Management Specialization, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
, TX,
Project management is about the process of setting, planning, organizing and overseeing a company’s goals, and achieving them on schedule and on budget. Your Master of Science in Software Engineering with Project Management Specialization from UHCL will give you a strong foundation in software engineering with the additional skill employers are seeking.


You’ll be best prepared for this program with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science. Your studies will address the foundations, methodologies and tools used in the management, planning, design and engineering of software systems. By providing a careful balance between theory and practice, this degree plan prepares you for key software positions in industry, government and institutions where software engineering has become a focal activity.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Risk Management 
  • Software Project Management 
  • Testing, Validation and Verification 
  • Personal Software Process  
  • Software Metrics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    20607 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20607 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    10307 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10307 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    10307 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10307 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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